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 Posted:   Oct 22, 2019 - 12:39 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Morning ( well..it is here) horror score fans. Looking for a bit of help.
Big fan of the PHANTASM film series and even though the last one sadly sucked the big one, the music was on top form once again from Christopher L.Stone. I waited in vain for a score to appear but seemingly nothing. I then read recently someone mention that a digital version had been released but I can't find it anywhere. Does anyone know or have this?
Be great to see a wee set of the PHANTASM score appearing sometime. They all have their moments.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2019 - 5:59 AM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

I don't see anything listed at soundtrackcollector. I also don't remember hearing about a release, but it's possible that the site is mistaken and so am I.

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2019 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   On the Score   (Member)

It unfortunately has not been released of yet

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2019 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   DJS   (Member)

Be great to see a wee set of the PHANTASM score appearing sometime. They all have their moments.

That's the problem. With the exception of the first one, they all only have "moments" and very few of them. The Phantasm sequel scores are extremely incidental, repetitive. It was fresh to hear the main theme sequenced in D-50 synth strings once in 1988, but that's pretty much all Stone had to offer from then on (that and a whole lot of ambient sonic wallpaper). I did love the flashback music from 4 and Reggie's "Have You Seen It" from P3...that was corny but fun. I'm surprised they didn't go back to a real drummer and vintage synths setup for Ravager. The first film was pretty much a prog synth score which was why it was so damn good. Then Coscarelli ends the entire saga with...rap music; an obvious, if not desperate attempt to appeal to, I don't know, the tastes of people who don't even watch horror films? The saga should have ended with Phantasm 4. The ending was sublime, giving us closure, going full circle and returning to the original film's heartfelt "era" and timeline. I'd actually give up any new Phantasm music for a mastered, expanded Kenny & Co. soundtrack.

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2019 - 3:55 PM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

RAVAGER rocked balls, and I'd say the end credits rap is easily on par with the magnificence of the MANIAC COP rap.

 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2019 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   MD   (Member)

RAVAGER rocked balls, and I'd say the end credits rap is easily on par with the magnificence of the MANIAC COP rap.

MANIAC COP rap is absolutely awesome. Thank you for sharing.

"You have the right to an mortician. If you cannot afford one, we'll take your a*s out" smile

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2019 - 2:34 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Be great to see a wee set of the PHANTASM score appearing sometime. They all have their moments.

That's the problem. With the exception of the first one, they all only have "moments" and very few of them. The Phantasm sequel scores are extremely incidental, repetitive. It was fresh to hear the main theme sequenced in D-50 synth strings once in 1988, but that's pretty much all Stone had to offer from then on (that and a whole lot of ambient sonic wallpaper). I did love the flashback music from 4 and Reggie's "Have You Seen It" from P3...that was corny but fun. I'm surprised they didn't go back to a real drummer and vintage synths setup for Ravager. The first film was pretty much a prog synth score which was why it was so damn good. Then Coscarelli ends the entire saga with...rap music; an obvious, if not desperate attempt to appeal to, I don't know, the tastes of people who don't even watch horror films? The saga should have ended with Phantasm 4. The ending was sublime, giving us closure, going full circle and returning to the original film's heartfelt "era" and timeline. I'd actually give up any new Phantasm music for a mastered, expanded Kenny & Co. soundtrack.


Bit harsh there I think. Horror scoring often produces what you term as 'ambient sonic wallpaper' but might be interpreted differently by folk that like that kind of thing. There is a definite art to producing that as well so its certainly not all throwaway sounds. I was surprised at how great the FRIDAY 13th box turned out as I felt the music would be very similar, and to be fair it is, but its still a damn fine listen. I've enjoyed a lot of the PHANTASM scores and find more than just a few moments in all of them.
But to each his own. I've be curious to know what you thought of the score to SESSION 9 which is a personal favourite of mine but is described by my mates that have heard it as 'whats all that bloody noise shite you're listening to'!!

 
 Posted:   May 22, 2020 - 4:27 PM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

Christopher Stone has uploaded 55 minutes of the score to his website.

https://composerchrisstone.com/playlist/phantasm-v-ravager/

At time of posting, there appears to be some sort of linking glitch where it plays the score from TICKS if you click on the RAVAGER tracks, but if you open the playlist at the bottom of the page, you'll find the right files in there (starting at track 31).

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2020 - 4:55 PM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Thanks for the info Timothy Some kind soul helped me find this a while back. Only one I can’t find anything from is PHANTASM 3 now which unfortunately is my favourite film out of the sequels.

 
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